Regulation targets a specialized audience of policymakers, government affairs professionals, academic researchers, and business leaders who are interested in the effects of government policy on various sectors of the economy. For advertisers interested in reaching these individuals, Regulation provides a unique marketing opportunity.

Advertising Rates and Policies

Send advertising materials and queries to:

Thomas A. Firey
Managing Editor
1000 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001
202-218-4636 (phone)
202-842-3490 (fax)


Interior Pages
Full page $650
Half page $350
One-third page $250
Quarter page $200
Cover 2 or 3
Full page $800

Regulation offers discounted rates for multiple insertions.


Issue Space reserved Art received
No. 1 (March) January 31 February 10
No. 2 (June) April 30 May 10
No. 3 (September) July 31 August 10
No. 4 (December) October 31 November 10

Specifications (W x H) and Position Restrictions*

Trim size 8.5 x 11
Full page with bleed 8.75 x 11.25
Full page without bleed 7.5 x 10
Half-page horizontal 7.5 x 5
Half-page vertical 3.75 x 10 or 5 x 7.5
One-third page horizontal 7.5 x 3.375
One-third page vertical 2.5 x 10
Quarter-page horizontal 7.5 x 2.5
Quarter-page vertical 3.75 x 5 or 2.5 x 7.5

* Position of inside ads depends on issue layout and ad width. (Feature articlesare set in 3.75" columns, letters and book reviews in 2.5" columns.)


Advertising submissions should be made electronically, in pdf format. Submitted ads should conform to one (or more) of the sizes listed above, and should add additional trim space, especially if the ad includes a bleed. All fonts should be embedded and all supporting files should be included. Full-color ads (available on the interior cover pages) should use a CMYK-build format. Ads should use CMYK-build.


All advertisements are subject to our approval of text and illustrations. We reserve the right to reject or cancel any advertisement. The advertiser and advertising agency assume liability for all content of advertisements printed and also assume responsibility for any claims arising therefrom against the Cato Institute.